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1005
$31,625.00

EXTRAORDINARY NEARLY NEW CASED NEW HAVEN ARMS COMPANY NUMBER 1 LEVER ACTION PISTOL.

SN 38. Cal. 31. 3-1/2″ bbl. Blue finish. Gun metal receiver. Case colored hammer. Blue lever. 2-pc varnished walnut grips. Bbl shows 2-line address that reads “New Haven Conn. over Patent Feb. 14. 1854”. Because of the pristine condition and tightness of front-sight, which holds the collar in place, the collar was not removed to check for an assembly no. but it is absolutely certain that both parts are totally matching. Flats line up perfectly. SN is stamped on lower left side of grip frame and on upper inside of each grip. No other nos. were observed. Case is mahogany with a purple felt lining and is made for this model of pistol. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains nearly all of orig deep-blue finish, with only very slight high point wear and muzzle wear. There is a hair line scratch across right side of bbl. Bbl mark is sharp. Bore appears unfired. Face of firing pin shows no evidence of firing. Receiver has a deep rich mottled mustard-brown patina with only the slightest handling marks overall. Sideplates fit perfectly. Rear-sight retains nearly all of fire-blue finish. Rear of firing pin retains nearly all of fire-blue finish. Elevator retains nearly all of fire-blue finish on sides of firing pin. Bottom of elevator also retains considerable fire-blue that has flaked slightly with 1 tiny scratch. Hammer shows most of its vivid trace color on either side, with a few small scratches on right side. Rear of hammer also shows vivid case color, as does the front face of hammer. Hammer face shows some use. Trigger has generous traces of case color and toned. Trigger spring shows nearly all of fire-blue finish. Lever retains most of its bright blue finish. Grips are fine with only a couple of small scratches and very slight high point wear. Case is exceptional. A truly excellent near mint condition example of New Haven Arms No. 1 Volcanic Lever Action pistol, 1 of only approximately 850 made. This is an opportunity for an advanced collector to add a specimen to his collection, that would be almost impossible to improve upon. 51096-3 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1005

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Auction: Firearms - April 2017
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